That is, by observing the thought process in others and by better understanding cognitive functions, do we gain a better appreciation for different styles of thinking and the unique value and perspective from those styles?
Here is an example. I've worked with a lot of INTPs. One of the things that I've noticed is they are often gifted in their ability to comprehend complexity and details. However, on this Forum, I've noticed more of what goes on behind the scenes in the thought process. I've come to better understand, for those with strong Ti (like INTP/ENTP), the richness and depth of their thinking. I've noticed how their thought process is different than my own and some of the potential strengths as well as the potential limitations.
Ti is just one obvious example (of thinking). I see different things in those who are strong on Ni+Fe, Ne+Fi, Si+Fe, etc.
Perhaps I'm stating the obvious but by knowing what type people are and seeing how they interact on the forum, I feel like I'm understanding some things in a new light.
Any perspectives on this? Good? Bad? Indifferent?